Drew Rogers returns to Mirasol to renovate Sunset course

  • Mirasol

    Drew Rogers oversaw the original development of the course in 2001

  • Mirasol

    Rogers will be working to enhance the course from a playability standpoint

  • Mirasol

    Work will take place over the course of this summer

Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

Architect Drew Rogers is returning to Mirasol Golf and Country Club this year to lead a renovation project on the club’s Sunset course.

The Sunset course at the club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, was built in 2001, with Arthur Hills hired to design the course. Rogers was working with Hills at that time and was appointed to lead the project.

The upcoming project will be focused on enhancing playability and Rogers will look to make the course more enjoyable to play for the club’s maturing membership.

As such, more forward tee options will be added, and mid-range tee positions will be enlarged.

All bunkers will be rebuilt, and some will be strategically moved or removed with the aim of enhancing playability.

Fairways will be converted from TifSport to Celebration bermudagrass.

The course’s greens will remain untouched during the work, and Rogers confirmed to GCA that all modifications are intended to honour the course’s original design.

Work is set to take place during summer 2018.

The Sunset course played host to the PGA Tour Honda Classic in 2003. Mirasol is also home to the 18-hole Sunrise course, designed by Tom Fazio.